From India, Raipur:  Seven close relatives of a girl, including her parents, were arrested on Friday in a remote village of Chhattisgarh (India) after they chopped off her nose to punish her for eloping with and marrying a village boy, police said.
The arrests were made from Rahmankapa villagein the state’s Kawardha district (India) , some 280 km from Raipur (India) .

Police said family members of 19-year-old Nanki Bai were highly upset after she eloped on April 19 with village boy Narendra, 19. The boy and the girl returned on April 20 after getting married at a temple in Raipur.

“After returning to the village, the girl was living with her husband’s family,” Sushil Malik, head of Pandariya police station that covers Rahmankapa village (India) , told IANS over phone.

“The girl’s parents and five other close relatives stormed into her in-laws’ house and dragged her into a room and chopped off her nose to punish her for love marriage,” he added.

Malik added that the girl’s family chose to attack her when most of her in-laws were not home. 

Later, the girl registered a police complaint and finally her parents and five other relatives, including three women, were arrested for house-trespass, criminal intimidation, causing injury by dangerous weapons and other offences.

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